well, the stomach flu worked its way through the husband and now the nanny has fallen (pray for me. please) so, i’m being FORCED to have a work-at-home day. which for me, in all honesty, is always MORE productive than when i’m in the office. i know, right? the opportunity to work in my bed, with my laptop, with never-ending cabinets filled with post-halloween Reese Cups, with my 30 Rock on, in my PAJAMAS. (hello, flannel VS…i love you) you would think i’ve be completely NOT productive. but ALAS! i’m super productive! invoices coded! research on possible Nancy Drew-ish book for grade 7 done! advertising unit pitch done! and it’s not even 11! which totally gives me the right to raid the treat cabinet
only i’m trying to lose 7 pounds before Chrismukah so i can feel less guilty about the 7 pounds i’m going to GAIN while chowing down on pumpkin pie and red velvet cake and homemade Reese Cups.
PS. TOTALLY WORTH IT
so sadly, no treat cabinet for me. viva la celery!
so, i took Miss Emily downtown to see The Sound of Music last night. Her very first REAL play. she was all nonchalant and cool about the whole thing. “sure, mom, if you want to go. i’m mildly interested” (do i need to remind her that she’s SEVEN and not THIRTEEN?!?!) but as we walked up from the parking lot and she saw the marquee, the giddiness sunk in and she was all! happy! and excited! and ALL exclamation points! She sat and watched in awe. she held my hand. she sang along. and i cried like a freakin’ baby. watching her joy in watching her first movie come alive on the stage…just KILLED me.
so, i’m reading Blindness (Thanks, Naomi!), which i am totally loving.
i have this bizarre fascination with infectious diseases. i swear. it’s really weird. i mean the movie Outbreak? i’ve seen, probably, 85 times. and don’t get me started on all the disease books i’ve read. i’m a sick, sick person. but Blindness takes a twist on the infectious disease…it’s about an outbreak of BLINDNESS. AWESOME. but, i’m hesitant to finish it because i’m got nothing lined up. Give me some book recommendations. and please don’t say Twilight because, OF COURSE, i’ve read them. MMM…Edward…
so, my nanny is taking driver’s ed, which i find both adorable and hilarious. she gets picked up by this random dude for her behind-the-wheel cruise around the neighborhood, and i cannot help but remember my days as a 15-year-old little punk doing my forced hours in a giant ford crown victoria taking the advice of a driver’s ed teacher who spoke no English and seemed to be both heavy on his passenger side brake pedal AND the booze. and the best advice he ever gave me was to take my at the easiest place in the city. and he was right!!! on my 16th birthday i marched into the DMV, took exactly 4 left turns, turned off the engine, and got my picture taken. i WAS Corey Haim in License to DRive. oh, yeah!
*so, i can’t take any credit for Tracey Jordan’s brilliance.